Gold for green

CMS Window Systems picked up the Gold Award in the International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice 2017 at a presentation ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament in London.

The company was presented with the award in recognition for its success in environmental sustainability, joining an alumni of winners including BAM Nuttall, Kier and Balfour Beatty.

CMS has a closed-loop approach, which ensures it recycles post-use windows and doors and replaces them with fully recyclable, high performance products designed to help increase the energy efficiency of buildings and reduce their carbon footprint.

Andy Kerr, managing director at CMS Window Systems, said: “In addition to our recycling processes, which divert 95% of our waste away from landfill annually, CMS operates in the most resource-efficient ways, including training its fleet drivers to reduce their fuel consumption, and helping to promote the sustainable building agenda at its Innovation Hub, a dedicated educational and events facility.”

In winning a Green Apple Award, CMS Window Systems will have 100 trees planted in its name as part of the United Nations Billion Trees initiative, and it will be invited to represent the UK in the Green World Awards 2018.

The company has also been invited to have its winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, so that others around the world can learn from its environmental sustainability strategy.

Collecting the award were two newly appointed directors: Gerald McSkimming joins as operations director, bringing with him over 25 years’ experience from a wide range of manufacturing industries; and Craig Reid, who has been appointed as PVC contracts director.